Allhallows Parish Council
The Annual Parish Council meeting of the Allhallows Parish Council was held in the Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown, Aspatria on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 7.10pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. M. Abbott, R. Bowness, J. Mansfield, M. Bowness, and K. Faulder
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk), and Mrs. J. Pegler
Apologies: S. Barton
Councillor M. Abbott in the Chair
01/2021 ELECTION OF CHAIR 2021/22
On the proposal of R. Bowness and seconded by M. Bowness it was RESOLVED that M. Abbott be Chair for 2021/22.
02/2021 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR 2021/22
On the proposal of M. Abbott and seconded by J. Mansfield it was RESOLVED that R. Bowness be Vice Chair for 2021/22
03/2021 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of R. Bowness and seconded by J. Mansfield it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 4th November 2020 and the Notices of Cancellation of the meetings to have been held on 6th January and 3rd March 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.
Since the last meeting G. Edmondson and C. Mackenzie had resigned. J. Mansfield had put an article in the Binsey Link regarding the vacancies.
An application had been received from Ms. K Faulder and on the proposal of M. Abbott and seconded by R. Bowness, Ms. Faulder was co-
06/2021 CONFIRMATION OF PORTFOLIO HOLDERS FOR 2021/22.
The following were confirmed a portfolio holders for 2021/22
Playpark K. Faulder
Allotments R. Bowness
Outside bodies J. Mansfield
07/2021 POLICE MATTERS
There were no apologies and no police report.
08//2021 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Although a member of the public was present no matters were raised.
The following items of correspondence have been received recently and circulated to members for their information: -
Several items of information relating to the Coronavirus – Covid 19 pandemic.
Information regarding Cumbria Action for Health & Mental Health Provider Forum Bulletins and Mental Health Awareness Week 10-
Information regarding Cumbria Arts and Culture Network Newsletter.
Cumbria County Council Highways Feedback Survey Results and Reports.
National Census Completion -
Government Call for Evidence on Remote Meetings
It’s time to engage your communities in the Great British Spring Clean.
Cumbria County Council Environment Fund and Green Recovery.
National Free Webinar – Crisis Communications
Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership update e-
NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day – 5TH JULY 2021
Highways Heads Up for Parish Councillors
North West Coastal Access Update 31st March 2021.
Invitation to Allerdale District Three Tier Virtual Meeting 7pm on 25th May 2021.
Cumbria VCFSE Sector Survey 2021 – We need your help.
The High Court Judgement on Virtual Meetings
The Open Spaces Society’s Grant a Green campaign.
DCMS Rural Broadband Consultation
MHCLG Electronic Communications Infrastructure Consultation
ACT News Update
Information for Parishes – Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Research.
CALC Circulars for February/March and April/May 2021
Invitation from the Allerdale GDF Working Group
Local Nature Recovery Strategy Pilot
10/2021 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a brief report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting.
11/2021 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE
The clerk read a report on the centre from G Edmondson.
12/2021 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
There were no apologies or reports from either the Borough of County Councillors.
13/2019 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
HOU/2021/0122 Double storey rear extension etc. 7, South View, Watch Hill No Objections
(d) Planning related correspondence
i) The payment of the accounts since the last meeting were ratified, and remainder were approved for payment: : -
Zurich Municipal Insurance £843.70
Mr. P Wilson Internal Audit £90.00
CALC Subscription £166.22
T Gear Newsletter £45.00
T Gear Clerks Account £440.88
HMRC Income Tax £75.71
Mr. Raven Allotment Rent £150.00
WG & JB Hort. Services Grass cutting (May) £250.00
Water Plus Water Rates £28.46
ii) Balances as at
18.5.21 Current Account £12,103.72
18.5.21 Deposit Account £4572.69
iii) With the assistance of members, the Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 was completed, and the Chair was authorised to sign.
iv) The Final Accounts for 2020/21 were approved and the Chair was authorised to sign Accounting Statements 2020/21.
v) It was agreed to claim exemption from external audit and the Chair was authorised to sign the Certificate of Exemption 2020/21.
15/2021 COUNCILLOR’S PORTFOLIO’S
R. Bowness advised that the allotments were being well used.
J. Mansfield had attended a zoom meeting on Local Government Reorganization and gave feedback to the meeting.
16/2021 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE WORKS
The Chair advised the meeting that the works were now complete and to a good standard.
17/2021 SPEEDING B5299
The clerk updated the meeting on Cumbria Highways proposals for dealing with the above issue and advised the meeting that he had also informed the concerned local resident.
The clerk advised that the parish council noticeboard’s need some attention and it was agreed to ask a local joiner to carry out the works.
19/2021 SCHEDULE OF MEETING DATES 2021/22CALENDAR
The clerk produced a schedule of meeting dates for 2021/22 which was agreed.
20/2021 PARKING -
This problem was raised but there is no immediate solution.
21/2021 HEIGHT RESTRICTOR
The clerk informed the meeting that the height restrictor to protect the centre car park from HGV’s causing damage was ready to be installed.
22/2021 HEDGE CUTTING – WEST STREET, FLETCHERTOWN
Several hedges have not been cut and are encroaching on to the pavement making it impassable for some residents without going onto the road. The clerk to contact Highways.
23/2021 DRAINS AND SEWERAGE, WATCH HILL
J. Mansfield informed the meeting of a recent blockage in Watch Hill and ask that a reminder of things that should not be put down the sinks and toilets be put in the next newsletter.
24/2021 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED
The Chair and Clerk had been invited to a meeting with two residents who had issues with Allhallows Centre. The issues were: -
1) The hedge at the back of the centre car park needed laying and they would erect a fence whilst the hedge was growing back.
2) There had been water ingress into their property from a valley gutter between their property and the centre.
3) A handrail that had bee erected as part of the Covid 19 precautions for the centre was making it difficult to negotiate along their right of way.
4) They were opposed to the erection of the height restrictor.
An invitation was made for the Chair and Clerk to attend a further meeting to discuss the above.
25/2021 COMPLAINT AGAINST THE COUNCIL
The clerk informed the meeting that an official complaint had been received from the partner of an allotment holder regarding the way in which the council had dealt with the decision not to renew his tenancy and subsequent appeal. The Chair had appointed the clerk to investigate and report to the next council meeting. The complainant had been informed accordingly.
26/2019 PROGRESS REPORTS
Any items for the next newsletter should be forwarded to the Clerk by mid-
27/2019 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Parking – Fletchertown
Speeding on B5299
Complaint Against the Council
Queens 70th year on the Throne Celebration – February 2022
28/2019 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th July 2021 at Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown at 7.00pm.
The meeting closed at 8.10pm